Julian Lennon has always felt that he observes life differently. There is no denying that his path has been unusual. His unique upbringing has provided him with a distinctive vision, one that is now captured via a camera lens. Through his photography, Lennon depicts his personal journey as an artist, revealing a keen eye for composition and for capturing intimate moments.
Born in Liverpool, England, Lennon began his artistic trajectory at a young age. With an inherent gift for music, his abilities soon broadened. As an observer of life in all of its forms, he developed his personal expression through additional mediums of documentary filmmaking and philanthropy before eventually exploring fine art photography.
‘Timeless,’ his first photo exhibition was staged in Manhattan in September of 2010 and debuted his considerable talents behind the camera, as seen in photographs of U2 and his painterly landscapes. Since then, his work has been exhibited throughout the world. His show ‘Horizon’ merged photography with philanthropy. The result was an initiative between The White Feather Foundation (his non-profit organization dedicated to environmental and humanitarian causes) and Charity: Water, bringing critically needed clean drinking water to parts of Africa. During his travels through Kenya, Ethiopia, South America, and beyond, Lennon captured a variety of images with the intention of inspiring viewers to learn about Indigenous cultures, while raising awareness of their plights.
Lennon is currently partnering with Portia de Rossi and her fine art publishing company GENERAL PUBLIC in a collection of 18 new black and white and color photographs reflecting his travels and unique inspiration around the world. The collection, curated by de Rossi, is exclusively for RH.
“We are so excited to have Julian join the GENERAL PUBLIC roster of artists,” said de Rossi, an art lover who formed her fine arts company with the goal of connecting more people to art. “Julian is an incredibly talented photographer, moving between subject matter with ease. In this diverse collection of works, we continue our mission to bring great works of all mediums and genres to the general public.
“It is a pleasure to partner and collaborate with Portia and her team at GENERAL PUBLIC and RH,” added Lennon. “I consider it a privilege for my photography to occupy space in people’s homes – and hearts – especially at this time. I sincerely hope that the images we present in this series resonate in a meaningful way.”
Lennon continues to use his artistic talent to call attention to global humanitarian issues. With each sale of the current RH collection, a portion of proceeds will be donated to The White Feather Foundation. Empathy, he notes, is the bond that unites the planet. “We are all in this together,” said Lennon. “And photography is one way to share, learn, appreciate, and experience other cultures, which allows us to empathize with others.”
Lennon’s photographic collection with GENERAL PUBLIC and RH is available for viewing and purchase at rh.com/general-public-art.